Overwatch features characters with body types and backgrounds that are not often seen in pop culture, let alone first person shooters. For many of us who rarely see ourselves reflected in media, this cast can seem radical and even life-changing—especially in my case. Zarya, Overwatch’s Russian strong-woman tank,…
Think fly fishing is a man’s world? Well, you’re dead wrong. Dead wrong! Because women are now the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing.
In eighth grade, I was a starting wideout and cornerback for my middle school football team, the St. Bartholomew Bruins. Our team that year went undefeated and won the Pittsburgh Diocese, and our only close game that season came during the championship, which we won on a last-second touchdown caught by yours truly—a…
Thomas the Tank Engine, as a children’s book and TV series, may be vaguely authoritarian, but as a toy, it’s weirdly entertaining. Watch in awe (or at least with surprisingly strong interest) as the locomotive does totally sick tricks like a 50-50 grind, or a barrel roll onto a parallel track.
Humankind is mortal. We are born, we flop around and make noise for a while, and then, inevitably, we die. That is perhaps the lesson that the diabolical makers of slippery stairs were trying to teach to their audience. I realize that asking someone to watch a nine-minute video is demanding a lot, but I hope you will…
“Golf is a good walk spoiled,” a famous man once said, speaking to the author of A Book of Quotes. Would it not, in our modern world, be more accurate to say, pithily, “Fuck golf—golfing ass motherfuckers?”
When now-former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to bring attention to injustice, he may have lost his career simply by speaking out.
The Cleveland Cavaliers threw their Halloween party Monday, and LeBron James dressed up as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. He looked pretty scary in the light:
On Friday Aston Martin unveiled the $359,950 Vanquish S Volante Tom Brady Signature Edition, a ridiculous car targeted, I guess, at rich people with no taste who love the Patriots. (Come to think of it, that’s probably a very large market.) Anyway, here come the bad jokes.
The lowest possible rating a FIFA 18 player can have is 46, and there are ten players plumbing these depths. Nine of them, like Grimsby Town’s Max Wright and Scunthorpe United’s Leslie Sackey, are professional athletes. The tenth is a former youth goalkeeper roped in to get around an administrative loophole.
Gran Turismo has always skewed more towards the realistic simulation end of the spectrum in order to provide an accurate experience for virtual racers. This year’s version adds another layer to that, in the form of a certification and enforcement of proper “sportsmanship.”
INDIANAPOLIS—Saying the decision would become effective immediately, The NCAA announced Saturday that it was suspending the Penn State football team another three years after remembering everything they did. “Holy shit, you know what, you guys are definitely getting suspended again for all that shit,” said NCAA…
FIFA 18 is a good game of football with an absolutely incredible singleplayer mode. PES 2018 is a fantastic game of football wearing clearance rack kit.
SEATTLE—In a major advancement of the ongoing effort to better understand the specific neurobiology of these athletes, a new study released Wednesday by scientists at the University Of Washington revealed that 99 percent of NFL players’ brains are slimy. “After conducting an exhaustive, years-long examination of the…
Multiple NFL players say they have been explicitly and implicitly warned against doing any kind of demonstration during the national anthem in the weeks following President Donald Trump’s directions to owners to “get that son of a bitch off the field” for protesting racial inequality.
Baseball held me hostage last night, but hockey set me free. Midway through yet another four-hour MLB playoff battle, the otherwise compelling action thinned by stoppages and pre-pitch routines, I felt like I was simply watching out of obligation. There wasn’t any kind of happiness or love. It certainly wasn’t fun.
Britt McHenry and Tomi Lahren seem to be in a contest to become the latest incomprehensibly irate white woman at Fox News. It’s like Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel battling to lead the Browns. McHenry, the former ESPNer with reporting expertise, is obviously the veteran McCown, while Lahren is the freewheeling,…
Despite being this year’s installment of what the Steam store description calls “the highest rated annual sports title,” NBA 2K18 has a “Mostly Negative” rating with over 3,000 reviews and counting. I investigated. The psychedelic spectacle it unfurled unto me shocked me to the core of my guts. I’m speechless.
I can’t believe 2K managed to screw this up so badly.